Almost 10 years later, we can finally set our ears on a collaborative project between the two rappers that was first announced way back when.
In the 2009, T-Pain teamed up with Lil Wayne to record a bunch of tracks for their collaborative T-Wayne album that was unfortunately shelved. T-Pain has released the eight song project.
Among the highlights include "Listen to Me" where T-Pain aims his vitriol at haters who are trying to stop his shine. "These the lost files from '09 and I'm exhausted of em just sittin on my hard drive", said T-Pain.
Since claiming he purchased Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V back in December, Martin Shkreli has leaked some teasers online on a few occasions. T-Pain reignited speculation about the project when he tweeted out an image of what appears to be a cover for the rumored project.
T-Wayne comes at an interesting time for T-Pain and Lil Wayne. The man suspected of murdering the rapper's niece has reportedly been found dead with signs suggesting that he took his own life.
In the history of lost and long-mythologized hip-hop albums, the T-Wayne project falls somewhere between Dr. Dre's years-in-the-making Detox (which he finally killed for good with the release of Compton in 2015) and a rumored-but-unconfirmed collaboration between Kendrick Lamar and J.